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This really was turning out to be a day of surprises, thought Roy.

rated:K-L-V | S+S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: up to ch 35-ish | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | Ed/Roy | action | humor | UST


He knew, as he had never known before, his own body; the strength and flexibility in every limb, every joint, every bone.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | action | angst | death


"You'd be dangerous if you ever figured out what you wanted, Fullmetal."

rated:K-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 15 | Alphonse Elric | Maes Hughes | Ed/Roy | action | drama | love-hate | 2006 New Pairing


Living dangerously had its perks.

rated:K-V | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Frank Archer | action | drama


It was so easy to forget how uneven alchemy made a fight. No ordinary guy ever had a chance.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Heymans Breda | action | drama


Two things were constant in his life: His brother and blood.

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Fullmetal | action | blood | Ed/48


Elysia glanced once more around the room. In her head, there were echoes, snatches of conversations, voices from people long gone, long dead. There were ghosts in this room.

rated:K-L-V | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | Ed/Roy | action | drama | romance | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


Ed was not fond of criminals who learned.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Shambhala | Ed/Roy | action


"You'll be up against the wall before you know it, Mustang, right where you belong, eating the bullets of a firing squad for breakfast."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Roy Mustang | action | angst | politics


"Apparently their mother never cautioned them to stay away from strangers with cars."

rated:M-L-V | M×F S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 01 | action | age difference | angst | bondage | noncon | torture | Greed/Various | humiliation


"We don't know for sure." Ed rested his chin on his metal arm, gazing unseeingly out the window. "But people go in there, and they don't come out."

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | action | drugs


"I'm not being forced out of another home. They won't be here long, and it's not like they'll be looking for us."

rated:K | M+F S×S | Fullmetal | Riza/Roy | action | drama | Al/Ed


"Stop that," he snapped, flicking the tap on. "Change into something a little more appropriate. You're not him, brother."

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | action | angst | drama | humor | Al/Ed


Brother deserves better than to always walk alone. And you deserve better than to quietly freeze in the dark, regretting things left untested.

rated:K-L-S-V | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 49+ | DF: movie | Alphonse Elric | Van Hohenheim | Ed/Roy | action | drama | romance | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


He just carries himself with a certain atmosphere, one that feels like splinters of buildings falling off walls and landing broken or the smell of roasted flesh.

rated:G-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | action | dark | drama | introspective


Roy had been among the rebels for weeks now, and he'd learned very early on that these men were dangerous, very dangerous.

rated:M-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | TWT | Ed/Roy | action | dark | drama | noncon | Ed/OC


Ed woke up slowly, and wished he hadn't.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | action | drama | noncon | tentacles | torture


An alchemical reaction of the most ancient kind: sitting down to eat as though filling the stomach could replace the gap in one's heart.

rated:K-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 25 | DF: ep 30 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | action | angst | drama | intense | ref. noncon | 354th FG HQ


It wasn't easy to imagine how he had been mistaken, because Al could swear that even from a distance, a hanged man looked very different from a tent post.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 17 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | Winry Rockbell | action | angst | drama


It hurt, somehow, to know that there was no one now who could see past the mask if he didn't want them to.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 25 | DF: ep 28 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | action | angst | drama | mystery


He was a version of his brother if he'd grown up, but fainter, as though he'd been diluted in the bright light of the Gate.

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | 2006 Action-Adventure | Van Hohenheim | Ed/Alfons | action | drama


When night fell in Ishvar, night vision or no vision, flares or no flares, there was nothing you wanted to do less than draw attention to yourself.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | Jean Havoc | action | drama | gore


Sometimes it was easy to forget she was a conscript. Other times, it was impossible.

rated:M-L-V | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | action | torture | politics


It was beautiful, this pre-industrial world, with its white snows and ever-visible rainbows and the dazzling night sky. But it was also dreadful, seething with ignorance and man-made horrors.

rated:G | GEN | Alt Universe | Honorable Mention | action | angst | drama | 2009 Brave New Worlds, Reprint


Theirs is a strange relationship--they know so little about each other--but somehow it's okay, as though knowledge would throw a spanner in the works.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | Ed/Alfons | action | drama | sweet


After all, Edward needed her help in catching the syndicate known as 'Soldiers'.

rated:G | M+F | Alt Universe | alt-timeline | Al/Winry | action | drama | 2009 Brave New Worlds, Reprint


They would bow, they would drop into a fighting stand and extend their swords, there would be the shout of en garde. And then she would take him down.

rated:K-V | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 105 | DF: ch 105 | King Bradley | Olivia Mira Armstrong | action | drama | redux | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


Rule number one: no one knows about us. Rule number two: I will continue to take other lovers to keep up appearances. Rule number three: no commitment. I thought it would be best to keep this quiet so I wouldn't look like a damn pedophile.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Alt Universe | post-series | DF: ep 43 | Alphonse Elric | Maes Hughes | Ed/Roy | action | romance | politics | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


And while he didn't know the Niisan that had been to hell and back again with a grin on his face, he knew his Niisan, and he knew that prison was not at all where he belonged.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 43 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | action | angst | prisonfic


There was no question that the very act of living in this world was to be in exile.

rated:M-S | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Ed/Scar | action | angst | drama | introspective


"Just who're you calling..." Edward's voice stuttered to a halt as he saw where the man was pointing. "...short?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Gundam Wing | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | action | drama | 354th FG HQ


"They're human chimeras, Mr. Elric. Children, primarily, and they're violent."

rated:M-L-V | S×S | Shambhala | Ed/Roy | action | hurt-comfort


"How old are you?" The answer was on the wanted posters, of course, but he wanted to check.

rated:M-L | S×S | Alt Universe | action | drama | Various